Amittrajit Ghosh and Ashwin Naik pulled out all the stops to win the coveted MRF 42nd K1000 Rally 2016 in Bengaluru with an overall time of 00.51.40.2. This is the second time that the Team Mahindra Adventure driver has won India’s oldest rally in the country; the last one being in 2013.
The first runner up and the second runner up of the MRF 42nd K1000 Rally 2016 were Phalguna V and Rahul Kanthraj with an overall time of 00:53:38.1 and 00:54:30.5 respectively.
Amidst several championship contenders coming into the final round, Gaurav Gill of Team Mahindra Adventure failed to finish the rally when he had driveshaft failure in SS 1. Arjun Rao also failed to finish the event while running third due to gearbox failure.
Amittrajit and Ashwin took home Rs. 50,000/- in prize money. The prize money and trophies for the podium finishers were handed out by patrons of the Karnataka Motor Sports Club.
The prize winners for the different categories are as follows:
OVERALL INRC WINNERS
|3- Place||Rahul Kanthraj (Driver)||Vivek Y. Bhatt (Co-Driver)||CNo: 8|
|2- Place||Phalguna V. Urs (Driver)||Chandramouli C.M (Co-Driver)||CNo: 6|
|1- Place||Amittrajit Ghosh (Driver)||Ashwin M. Naik (Co-Driver)||CNo: 2|
Winners of IRC
|3- Place||Ritesh.M.Guttedar (Driver)||Sheraz Ahmed (Co-Driver)||CNo: 20|
|2- Place||Mohammed Kasim A.A (Driver)||Sanath G (Co-Driver)||CNo: 16|
|1- Place||Abhilash P.G (Driver)||Srikant Gowda G.M (Co-Driver)||CNo: 1|
Winners of FMSCI Cup
|3- Place||Ganapathy S C (Driver)||Venu Ramesh Kumar (Co-Driver)||CNo: 21|
|2- Place||Krishnakant Yadav (Driver)||Sagar M (Co-Driver)||CNo: 25|
|1- Place||Sridhar N Urs (Driver)||Roopesh B C (Co-Driver)||CNo: 23|
Winners of Gypsy Cup
|3- Place||Nayan J Sarma (Driver)||Shuchindra S.P (Co-Driver)||CNo: 29|
|2- Place||Shiva Kumar Reddy (Driver)||Vinay Prasad B.K. (Co-Driver)||CNo: 32|
|1- Place||Sanjay Agarwal (Driver)||Smitha N (Co-Driver)||CNo: 28|